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Jordaens as guardian of Pieter van der Broeck’s children (28 July 1644)

Abstract

Jordaens and Gillielmus Marquis, doctor in medicine, are both, chosen by will, guardians of the minor children of pharmacist Pieter van den Broeck [and Catharina Jordaens, daughter of Simon Jordaens, the artist’s uncle]. Marquis does not want to fulfill this task, but the city council requires him to do so. However, after the city council had ordered alderman Melchior Haex to investigate the matter, Marquis was eventually replaced by Guillaum van den Broeck.

Place and date
Antwerp, 28-07-1644

Archival reference
Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Privilege Chamber, PK # 746, fol. 198-198v

Transcription
Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, PK # 746, fol. 198-198v

Transcribed by Piet Bakker

Publication history

Document described in:

  • R.-A. d’Hulst, Nora De Poorter en Marc van Denven, cat. tent. Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678), (Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen; Brussel 1993) p. 13

How to cite: Bakker, Piet. “Jordaens as guardian of Pieter van der Broeck’s children.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies.
jordaensvandyck.org/archive/jordaens-as-guardian-of-pieter-van-der-broecks-children-28-july-1644/ (accessed 19 July 2019)

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Folio 198r

Verthoont reverenten Sr. Jacques Jordaens als gecosen testamenten momboir beneffens Mr Guillelmus Marquis doctor de medicijnen over de onbejaerde kinderen van wijlen Sr. Pieter van den Broeck, apothecaris in sijnen leven soo dat hij suppliant beneffens de voorschreven Michuel Marquis genomineert ende gecosen is tesamen de momboirs te sijn, over desselffs Sr.

Jacques Jordaens and Guillelmus Marquis, doctor in medicine, both testamentary guardians of the minor children of the late Sr. Pieter van den Broeck, pharmacist. Jordaens and Marquis were nominated and chosen to to be joint guardians over the minor children of Pieter van den Broeck because they were as oldest and most competent relatives the most suitable candidates. Marquis though did not wish to accept the prescribed task for very bad reasons. Since Your Lords’ kind request remained ineffective, Your Lords are now being asked to oblige Marquis to take on his duties, because no one can do this better, and he is actually the only one.

My Lords Burgomasters and Aldermen have been constituted Mr Melchior Hacx Alderman,who will inform himself on the contents of this case in forma, Actum 28 July 1644, J. van Cuelen

Having taken note of the report of the prescribed, My Lords Burgomasters and Aldermen have agreed and order Guilliam van den Broeck to accept the office of guardian (…) Actum in College 30 July 1644


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Folio 198v

Pieter van den Broeck onbejaerde kinderen als wesende den oudsten ende bequaemste van de naeste vrienden de voorschreven kinderen bestaende ende dat de voorschreven Guillelmus de voorschreven last niet de verstaet te aenveerden om sekere slechte redenen hun daertoe moverende, Soo ist dat hij nijet keert tot UE oidtmoedig bidden dat UE ghelieve de voorschreven Guillelmus Marquis te ordonneren desselffuen last te moeten aenveerden want daertoe niemant bequamer toe en is d’ock de inege

Mijne Heren Burgemeesteren en Schepenen hebben geconstitueert Mr Melchior Hacx Schepen die hem op de inhoude deser sal informeren in forma, Actum 28 July 1644, J. van Cuelen

Daernaer gehoort het rapport des voorschreven Mijn Heren Burgemeesteren en Schepenen hebben geadmitteert ende ordonneren midts desen aen Guilliam van den Broeck t’anveerden de last vande momboirdije, in desen vermelt ende te doendt adt daertoe staende, Actum in Collegie 30 July 1644

Jacques Jordaens and Guillelmus Marquis, doctor in medicine, both testamentary guardians of the minor children of the late Sr. Pieter van den Broeck, pharmacist. Jordaens and Marquis were nominated and chosen to to be joint guardians over the minor children of Pieter van den Broeck because they were as oldest and most competent relatives the most suitable candidates. Marquis though did not wish to accept the prescribed task for very bad reasons. Since Your Lords’ kind request remained ineffective, Your Lords are now being asked to oblige Marquis to take on his duties, because no one can do this better, and he is actually the only one.

My Lords Burgomasters and Aldermen have been constituted Mr Melchior Hacx Alderman,who will inform himself on the contents of this case in forma, Actum 28 July 1644, J. van Cuelen

Having taken note of the report of the prescribed, My Lords Burgomasters and Aldermen have agreed and order Guilliam van den Broeck to accept the office of guardian (…) Actum in College 30 July 1644